I am currently experimenting with batik for an assignment to make a batik design for a kimono, consisting of writing / words and using indigo blue.
I had the following contemplations on the nature of words.
Words have great power, both to obscure and to reveal the truth, to divide and to unite. We can use words to create stories, stories about us and them, and believe these stories to be the truth. It takes the reality of a pandemic to eminently bring to the fore the truth of our shared being, of our interconnectedness, the truth of what is essential and what is redundant. Words that express this clarity have the power to unite, to heal.